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January 18, 2014
Salem News


- Mary Ann Shaughnessey, Fairfield Avenue, reported Thursday being a victim of phone harassment.

- Anita Miller, East Park Avenue, reported Thursday her TV was missing, along with some other items, but her home had not been broken into. She knows some of the items have since been sold at the pawn shop in town.

- Thomas Plecha asked police to check on the welfare of a resident on South Middle Street at 5:32 p.m. Thursday. Police remained at the home until relatives arrived.

- Mina E. Sell, 59, state Route 7, New Waterford, was cited for failure to stop an assured cleared distance after she drove into the rear of a vehicle driven by Richard P. Baldwin, 69, Sherman Street, Lisbon, on North Main Street at 11:21 a.m. Thursday.

- Logan D. Malik, 17, Harvey Avenue, Lisbon, was cited for failure to yield after he pulled from a private drive and struck a vehicle driven by Danny Cubellis, 45, of North Jackson, on North Main Street at 5:14 p.m. Thursday.


- Police were called to a landlord-tenant dispute on North Park Avenue at 12:25 p.m. Jan. 8. The woman said the landlord, Mr. Elsass, knew they had been living there and were paying rent. Plus, Mr. Elsass signed a letter to help them obtain government assistance. Mr. Elsass said he forgot he penned that letter on their behalf. Mr. Elsass was then told the next time he filed a report to present all of the facts or he would be charged with filing a false report.

- While on patrol at 1 a.m. Thursday, an officer was flagged down in the town square by Travis Barnes, who said his wife just called him to say someone was trying to get into their home on East Chestnut Street. Police checked around the house but found no one. Renee Barnes said someone rang the door bell, but they were gone by the time she looked outside.


- An anonymous caller at 10:35 a.m. Friday reported suspicious activity in the 1300 block of Fairview Avenue, but nothing was observed.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 4:58 a.m. Friday at an apartment in the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge. A woman said her husband was intoxicated and causing a problem, but fled before officers arrived. They're going through a divorce and he's not supposed to be at the residence. No physical violence occurred. She was told to contact her attorney about a protection order and to call police if her husband returns and causes a problem. Officers checked the area, but were unable to find him.

- A woman came to the police station at 10:08 p.m. Thursday to report a vehicle followed her without headlights. The vehicle could not be found.

- Residents at a home in the 500 block of Aetna Street reported at 9:20 p.m. Thursday that they arrived home to find the back door partially open. Officers checked the interior and no one was located inside. There was no sign of forced entry and all appeared in order.

- Police were called at 8:57 p.m. Thursday to the 400 block of Continental Drive for a suspicious person where a resident reported someone had been looking into his window with a flashlight. An officer did observe a man in the area with a flashlight and found he was a satellite cable employee fixing a dish.

- Suspicious persons were reported at 7:36 p.m. Thursday in the 700 block of West State Street. Clerks said the people left before officers arrived.

- Police responded to the area of East Pershing Street and Washington Avenue at 5:58 p.m. Thursday for a man legally intoxicated who fell in the street. The man had some facial injuries and fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance were called to the scene. He was taken by EMT to Salem Regional Medical Center for treatment.

- An officer responded at 5:41 p.m. Thursday to the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a public assist standby. The landlord of the property advised there was a water leak inside and the residents were out of town and couldn't be reached. He had a locksmith attempt to gain entry into the building, but he was unable to do so and said he'll try again another time.

- Lori Whitman, 44, whose address was listed as Enterprise, Ala., was taken into custody at 5:24 p.m. Thursday in the area of Jefferson Avenue/Merle Road on a warrant for child support out of Columbiana County.

- Police responded at 4:52 p.m. Thursday to the 400 block of Franklin Street for a suspicious vehicle report. A woman said she believed one of the occupants was not allowed on the property. An officer found the vehicle, but the person in question was not present.

- A clerk at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., reported at 3:26 p.m. Thursday that a male in a black Ford Ranger pickup left without paying for $26.54 worth of gas.

- An officer northbound on North Union Avenue approaching Sixth Street at 2:55 p.m. Thursday saw a large group of juveniles, both males and females, on the southwest corner of the intersection. One juvenile was being pushed backwards and another juvenile was moving towards Union Avenue. The male being pushed wasn't actually involved in the possible fight. Two males supposedly fighting were identified and told Principal Sean Kirkland would be made aware of the incident. An officer spoke to the principal who said he would get with the students on Friday.



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